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Post Nuptial Agreements/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2019

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Much has been written about prenuptial agreements. They work best when there is a second marriage and/or when the parties wish to retain their own valuable holdings. However, these agreements have their critics as well. They bring an element of business negotiations into the love-based relationship we know as marriage. They potentially can cast a […]

Negotiating a Wall/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 28, 2019

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After the government shutdown, President Trump announced that there would be a few weeks to negotiate a new deal on the Wall, while there was an interim budget. A deadline was set for February 15, 2019 and the request for 5+ Billion Dollars was re-affirmed. Despite it all, the president put the odds of an […]

The Role of Memory/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 24, 2019

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The following quote, by Tammy Lenski, a mediator and author, (See tammylenski.com/the-body-in-the-suitcase-and-the-conflict-stories-we-tell) packs quite a punch: “When we get into a conflict with someone, it’s natural to replay our experience of the conflict, both in our minds and as we tell others about it. Over time, this replay can begin to feel like The Truth […]

What is a Negotiation?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 18, 2019

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A recent article appeared at HuffingonPost.com (1/16/19)entitled “How Bad is Trump at Making Deals? Even Worse Than you Think”. The author, Emily Peck, wrote about an upcoming issue of PON Quarterly, the Harvard journal that discusses negotiation. Ms. Peck points out that the irony of Mr. Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” is that Mr. […]

Straight Talk/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2019

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Senator Richard Shelby (R-ALA) was interviewed over the Holiday weekend concerning the need to deal with the Democrats, over budgetary matters, once the Democrats become the House majority party. This is what he said on “Face the Nation”: ““We’re gonna have to negotiate. I think that we ought to see what do the Democrats really […]

Mediation and the Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 29, 2018

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What can a mediator do when the parties seem to have reached an impasse in their discussions? Some options may include the following: *Remind the parties, if they have children, how a non-agreement may place a disproportionate burden on their children. Parties may be happy to attempt to pulverize each other, but how many parents […]

The Passage of Time/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 16, 2018

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It has been said that journalism is “history in a hurry”. Events unfold and professionals report it and try to put it in a proper context. Ultimately, facts get sorted out more precisely and a true picture emerges as to the significance of an event. I have heard historian Jon Meacham suggesting that a period […]